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Subject: EPICS Base labels and series descriptions at epics.anl.gov
From: "J. Lewis Muir via Tech-talk" <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
To: EPICS Tech-Talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:40:31 -0500
Hello!

At the EPICS Base page

  https://epics.anl.gov/base/index.php

there's an EPICS Base series list:

  * EPICS 7.0 (2017-present) – current release series
  * Release 3.16 (2016-2018) – closed
  * Release 3.15 (2014-present) – stable release series
  * Release 3.14 (2002-2018) – closed
  * Release 3.13 (1996-2003) – closed, deep-frozen
  * Release 3.12 (1995) – closed, historic
  * Release 3.11 (1991-1994) – closed, fossilized

Why is the EPICS Base 7.0 series labeled "EPICS 7.0" when the others
are labeled "Release 3.x"?  It seems to me that it should be labeled
"Release 7.0".

Similarly, on the 7.0 page

  https://epics.anl.gov/base/R7-0/index.php

it lists point releases:

  * EPICS 7.0.1 (Initial release)
  * EPICS 7.0.2 (Bug fixes and new features)

Those should be labeled "Release 7.0.x", not "EPICS 7.0.x".

Also, they're in chronological order, but reverse chronological order
would be better because most people will be interested in the latest
point release and because reverse chronological order is what's used on
all the other series pages:

* https://epics.anl.gov/base/R3-16/index.php
* https://epics.anl.gov/base/R3-15/index.php
* https://epics.anl.gov/base/R3-14/index.php
* https://epics.anl.gov/base/R3-13.php
* https://epics.anl.gov/base/R3-12.php
* https://epics.anl.gov/base/R3-11.php

Back to the series labeling at the EPICS Base page

  https://epics.anl.gov/base/index.php

in the EPICS Base series list

  * EPICS 7.0 (2017-present) – current release series
  * Release 3.16 (2016-2018) – closed
  * Release 3.15 (2014-present) – stable release series
  * Release 3.14 (2002-2018) – closed
  * Release 3.13 (1996-2003) – closed, deep-frozen
  * Release 3.12 (1995) – closed, historic
  * Release 3.11 (1991-1994) – closed, fossilized

it says the 3.16 series is closed, but if I follow the "Release 3.16"
link to

  https://epics.anl.gov/base/R3-16/index.php

it says:

  This is the "Current" release series.

I think that needs to be updated to say that it's closed.

And lastly, again at the EPICS Base page

  https://epics.anl.gov/base/index.php

in the EPICS Base series list

  * EPICS 7.0 (2017-present) – current release series
  * Release 3.16 (2016-2018) – closed
  * Release 3.15 (2014-present) – stable release series
  * Release 3.14 (2002-2018) – closed
  * Release 3.13 (1996-2003) – closed, deep-frozen
  * Release 3.12 (1995) – closed, historic
  * Release 3.11 (1991-1994) – closed, fossilized

it describes "EPICS 7.0" as the "current release series", but if I
follow the "EPICS 7.0" link to

  https://epics.anl.gov/base/R7-0/index.php

it says:

  This is the development release series of EPICS.

I think it's confusing to call it the "current release series" on the
EPICS Base page, but the "development release series" on the 7.0 release
series page.  It seems to me that they should match: call it either the
"current release series" or the "development release series", but not
both.

Thanks!

Lewis

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